February 25, 2008, - 9:38 am

“Class Act”: Ben Affleck Outdoes Hanoi Jane’s C-Word

By Debbie Schlussel
Add yet another foul-mouthed, left-wing celeb to the list of those that pollute the public airwaves.
No, I’m not talking Hanoi Jane Fonda’s recent utterance of the C-word on “The Today Show.”
I’m talking Ben Affleck’s utterance of the t-word, last night, on Jimmy Kimmel’s post-Oscar edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC. If you don’t know what the word is, here’s a hint: It rhymes with “wits.”
Last night, just after midnight, Kimmel broadcast a video he made with Affleck in which they pretend to be lovers. It’s supposed to be a response to a gag video his girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, made declaring her relationship with Matt Damon. At the beginning of the video Affleck grabs Kimmel’s nipples and tells Kimmel that his “wits” are bigger than those of girlfriend Silverman.


Ben Affleck: “Class Act” Openly Admires Men’s “Wits”

(Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Girlie Man by David Lunde/Lundesigns)

So, apparently, you can, indeed, say the t-word on national broadcast television. Lovely. Yes–I know, I know–it was after Midnight Eastern Time, so it’s within the “safe harbors” of 11pm to 6am. But still, is it really a good thing for America that celebs and others are beginning to say the C- and T-words on national television, without any edit button.
Well, at least they have a hooker’s whole anatomy covered. Classy bunch. More proof that ballgowns and $200 haircuts don’t equal class. In fact, more of the opposite.

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6 Responses

When in the last 40 years has Hollywood been accused of being classy?
I have a hard time agreeing that Affleck has outdone some trash from the sixty’s that is still trying to be relevant now that she is past her sixty’s. Tits does not equate C#nt. Think to a time when someone told you that you have nice tits and when someone told you that you’re a c#nt. I’ll wager that the reactions were different.
The bottom line is that there is no room for either word on public airwaves.

West Dearbornistan on February 25, 2008 at 10:25 am

Debbie, 99.9% of the time, I’m in complete agreement with you, however, given the world we live in and the magnitude of frightening events that are going on around us daily, objecting to the use of the word “#its” seems pretty frivolous. In fact, I feel a wee bit childish, even replacing the “t” in the typed word. I agree with the view of George Carlin, who suggested that the word was such a friendly word. It sounded like a snack. “New Nabisco #its. Bet you can’t eat just one.”
Maybe you need a few days away in the sun to rejuvenate your humor buttons. I know you’ve got a great sense of humor, so don’t deny it.
Regardless, I think it can hardly be compared in offensive impact with Hanoi Jane’s “C” word.

SydB on February 25, 2008 at 10:35 am

I’m no admirer of Affleck (though I like his wife JG), but what he said were lines that are part of the running gag (and part of the video) that Kimmel and Silverman have. The video had the F-word in it and was obviously censored, so personally I barely noticed the T-word.

BWR on February 25, 2008 at 11:23 am

If you were to take all of Jon Stewart’s funny Oscar lines last night and stuff them into a thimble, it would be like throwing a pea into a box car. He did, however, have one funny line when he was comparing B. Hussein Obama’s name to a guy trying to run for President with a name like “Gaydolph Titler”. Nothing to do with your post’s subject, Debbie, but it reminded me of the comment.
Oh, c’mon Debbie. Is that a smile I see?

SydB on February 25, 2008 at 11:27 am

Though they sound the same I so happen to know he was saying ‘teats’ which is o.k.

poetcomic1 on February 25, 2008 at 11:57 am

For Mr. Afflicted here’s a word that rhymes…twit.

billybob on February 25, 2008 at 1:28 pm

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